Williamson, C.H.-Cased Images

50132.

This and the next image are a pair of tinted daguerreotypes by C.H. Williamson of Brooklyn, NY of members of the same family. This image is a half-plate daguerreotype of a father with two children in an affectionate pose. From the ID on the quarter-plate image, below, the sitters are James Augustus Ostrom, Sr. (1813-1879), Eliza Edwards Ostrom (1855-1903), and Benjamin Edward Ostrom (1859-1886). This image arrived in my collection in a destroyed half-plate leather push-button case, the type of case used by Williamson, and was re-cased into its current full leather case. The second image, below, is a tinted quarter-plate daguerreotype by Williamson of a mother and child in an affectionate pose. The child is Eliza Edwards Ostrom, one of the children pictured in this half-plate image. Paper pinned to the case mat identifies the sitters as “Mrs. Mary E. Ostrom & daughter Eliza Edwards Ostrom.” Given the ages of the children in these images, I would guess that the images were made in 1860. All of these people are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. The quarter-plate is housed in a full leather, push-button case.

50133.

This and the image above are a pair of tinted daguerreotypes by C.H. Williamson of Brooklyn, NY of members of the same family. This image is a quarter-plate daguerreotype. Paper pinned to the case mat identifies the sitters as “Mrs. Mary E. Ostrom & daughter Eliza Edwards Ostrom (1855-1903).” The child, Eliza Edwards Ostrom, is one of the children pictured in the half-plate image above.  Given the ages of the children in these images, I would guess that the images were made in 1860. All of these people are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. This image is housed in a full leather, push-button case.

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